Vietnam has a well-trodden traveller circuit, and for good reason. The country's top destinations are as exciting as they are accessible. But, if you are willing to go the extra mile and plan a little more travel time, you'll find off the beaten path destinations in Vietnam that will take your breath away.
After a long bus ride or two, stay with local families and visit colourful ethnic markets in the remote mountain villages of northern Vietnam. Or take a tiny plane over to the paradise islands of Con Dao and enjoy empty beaches and crystal clear waters. Or, just hire a bicycle in destinations like Ninh Binh and Mai Chau and cycle down dusty paths to meet beautiful views and friendly locals.
With an adventurous and curious spirit, you can quickly get off the beaten track in Vietnam and make memories that last a lifetime.